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Tristan Ling

Research Fellow

Room 3011, Pharmacy, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7396 (phone)

Tristan.Ling@utas.edu.au

Dr Ling is a Research Fellow in the Pharmacy Division of the School of Medicine, in the Faculty of Health. He is currently working on numerous projects within the School, most notably in interactive virtual 3D simulations for students studying in health care disciplines, improving appropriate use of sedatives in aged care with the RedUSe project, and in technical delivery of the Medicines Australia Continuing Education Program.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2011 Thesis: A Method for Knowledge Discovery and Development with Health Data
  • BComp (1st Class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia. 2006 Thesis: An Incremental Learning Method for Data Mining from Large Databases

Biography

Dr Ling graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2006 with a Bachelor of Computing with Honours (First Class), while working part-time in software development. He later continued his academic studies to receive a PhD from the same institution in 2011, for developing a research tool to assist with intelligent analysis of medical data (specifically respiratory test results). He has been working with the Division of Pharmacy in the School of Medicine since late 2011, and as a Research Fellow since mid-2012.

Research Themes

Tristan's research aligns to the University's research themes of Better Health, and Data, Knowledge and Decisions. His research interests, broadly, cover the use of information technology in healthcare; currently this includes research and development of innovative and effective virtual simulation resources for healthcare students, to provide meaningful training, familiarisation and practice in a safe environment. Tristan also has a strong interest in the development of a standardised electronic health record, and in the use of decision support systems that can utilise electronic data for delivering better healthcare outcomes: this area has tremendous potential to improve healthcare professionals' knowledge, disseminate best practice and useful resources, improve health research, and improve the reliability of healthcare delivery.

Teaching

Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, e-Health, Computer-based Simulation

Teaching expertise

Dr Ling has delivered a unit on Human Computer Interaction, and has teaching experience with numerous other subjects under a Bachelor of Computing.

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Expertise

  • Decision support systems development
  • Artificial Intelligence techniques
  • Data mining in health
  • Knowledge development in health

Current projects

Dr Ling is currently working on numerous research projects, most notably:

Research Fields

  • Expert Systems (080105)
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Computer Software (080399)
  • Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)
  • Health Informatics (080702)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Paediatrics (111403)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Tumour Immunology (110709)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative) (111004)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences (970108)
  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Carer Health (920202)
  • Ageing and Older People (940103)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Skin and Related Disorders (920117)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Diabetes (920104)

Publications

Total publications

16

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Bindoff I, Cummings E, Ling T, Chalmers L, Bereznicki L, 'Development of a flexible and extensible computer-based simulation platform for healthcare students', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 208 pp. 83-87. ISSN 0926-9630 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-488-6-83 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Cummings E; Chalmers L; Bereznicki L

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2014Bindoff I, Ling T, Bereznicki L, Westbury J, Chalmers L, et al., 'A computer simulation of community pharmacy practice for educational use', American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78, (9) Article 168. ISSN 0002-9459 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bindoff I; Bereznicki L; Westbury J; Chalmers L; Peterson G; Ollington R

2012Ling TR, 'Respiratory knowledge discovery utilising expertise', Australasian Medical Journal, 5, (12) pp. 609-618. ISSN 1836-1935 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2012.1354 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(12 outputs)
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2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, 'Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists', 2015 Joint APSA-ASCEPT Annual Conference, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Westbury JL

2015Schotel F, Westbury J, Elliot K-E, Ling T, Williams M, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', Bringing Research to Life: 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing Program and Proceedings, 7-8 December 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 67-69. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schotel F; Westbury J; Elliot K-E; Williams M

2015Schotel FY, Westbury JL, Elliott KJ, Ling TR, Williams Mackenzie, 'Lessons from a multi-strategic program to promote appropriate sedative use in residential aged care facilities', 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 7-8 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schotel FY; Westbury JL; Elliott KJ; Williams Mackenzie

2015Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Bereznicki LRE, Chalmers L, Westbury JL, et al., 'Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists', Pharmacy Simulator: A 3D computer-based virtual patient simulator for training community pharmacists, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Bereznicki LRE; Chalmers L; Westbury JL; Gee PR; Garland T

2014Bindoff I, Curtain C, Peterson G, Westbury J, Ling T, 'Problems detected by a ripple-down rules based medication review decision support system: are they relevant?', Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Smart Systems and Services: Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, 1-2 December, 2014, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 59-68. ISBN 9783319133317 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13332-4_6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bindoff I; Curtain C; Peterson G; Westbury J

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2011Ling TR, Kang BH, Walls JT, Johns DP, 'Dataset-based validation in MCRDR', The First Australian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health, 5 Dec, Perth, WA (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kang BH; Walls JT; Johns DP

2009Ling TR, Kang BH, Walls JT, Johns DP, 'Discovering Knowledge through Compiling Expertise', Communications in Computer and Information Science, Jeju Island, Korea ISBN 978-3-642-10615-6 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kang BH; Walls JT; Johns DP

2008Bindoff IK, Ling TR, Kang BH, 'Multiple classification ripple round rules: a preliminary study', Proceedings PKAW-08 Pacific Rim Knowledge Aquisition workshop 2008, December 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 144-158. ISBN 978-1-86295-486-1 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Kang BH

2008Ling TR, Kang BH, Johns DP, Walls JT, Bindoff IK, 'Expert-driven knowledge discovery', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, 7-9 April 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 174-178. ISBN 978-0-7695-3099-4 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ITNG.2008.194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Kang BH; Johns DP; Walls JT; Bindoff IK

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2007Bindoff IK, Kang BH, Ling TR, Tenni PC, Peterson GM, 'Applying MCRDR to a Multidisciplinary Domain', AI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 20th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2-6 December 2007, Gold Coast , Australia, pp. 519-528. ISBN 3-540-76926-9 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bindoff IK; Kang BH; Tenni PC; Peterson GM

2007Ling TR, Johns DP, Kang BH, Walls JT, Park GC, 'Knowledge discovery via incremental learning', Proceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technology, October 2007, Korea, pp. 353-357. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Johns DP; Kang BH; Walls JT

2007Ling TR, Kang BH, Walls JT, Johns DP, 'Discovering lung function patterns using expert systems technology', Respirology, 30 Nov - 4 Dec, Gold Coast, pp. A237. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kang BH; Walls JT; Johns DP

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Ling TR, 'A Method for Knowledge Discovery and Development with Health Data' (2011) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$34,000

Projects

Development and evaluation of a flexible and extensible computer-based simulation platform for healthcare students (2014)$34,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($34,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bindoff IK; Ling TR; Chalmers L; Cummings EA
Year
2014